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Sapp lighting up the Shrine Bowl practices

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. - When Rivals100 defender Ricky Sapp committed to Clemson some time ago, he knew that he wouldn't just be forgotten by colleges all over the country. Several schools still continue to call the 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect, but that doesn't mean that the four-star is having second thoughts.
This week, the No. 2 rated player in South Carolina, is representing his state in the 69th annual Shrine Bowl where the best from both North and South Carolina face off. While other prospects are fighting for an offer, Sapp just wants to have fun.
"I just want to be here for our team and do what I can to win," Sapp said about his Shrine Bowl experience so far. "I'm used to being in the three-point stance, but they've got me at outside linebacker. It's kind of fun and I'm getting used to it."
Sapp was also being featured at times at the safety position. With a laugh, the No. 3 rated weakside defensive end says he'll play anywhere they ask.
"I guess I'm a versatile player to be able to play these different spots," Sapp said. "Saturday, I don't know where they'll have me featured."
Sapp, since committing to Clemson, has still heard from several colleges. However, the Tiger fans have nothing to fear from this top notch commitment.
"I'm committed to Clemson and I'm not looking at anyone else," Sapp said. "Florida State still calls and Virginia Tech has done so as well. That's it right now. I just tell them that I've made my decision."
During Tuesday's afternoon practice session, Sapp came off his outside backer spot on a blitz and made a blind-side quarterback sack that got everyone into it.
Sapp says he was just doing what he does best.
"My job was to rush, I saw the crease and came off the edge," he said about the sack. "I did that to the best of my ability and I guess I got people fired up."
Sapp is the No. 63 overall prospect in the country.
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